Chennai News Highlights: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin launches free breakfast scheme for govt schools – The Indian Express

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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin inaugurates the Chief Minister Breakfast Scheme in Madurai on Thursday.

Chennai Live News Highlights:  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Thursday said providing food in schools with education is not about the cost but a government’s duty. Launching the first phase of a state-wide free breakfast programme in Madurai for the students in Classes one to five in selected state government schools, Stalin said the noon meal programme was started a century ago in 1922 by P. Theagaraya Chetty, the then-Mayor of the Madras Corporation and a veteran Justice Party leader.

“And we completed it a century later by adding a breakfast scheme. The United States Department of Agriculture as well as countries such as France have such programmes. According to studies, schools that serve breakfast get more students,” MK Stalin added.

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas on Wednesday, Stalin said that Indian languages, including Tamil, should be made official languages of the Union government and Indian Languages Day should be celebrated rather than the Hindi Diwas.

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